Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Construction Worker Falls From 3 World Trade Center

MANHATTAN — A construction worker fell from a lower floor of 3 World Trade Center on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

An FDNY spokesman said a man in his 30s tumbled about 20 feet and suffered serious injuries to his arm.

Although initial reports from the FDNY indicated the accident happened at 1 World Trade Center, the Port Authority said the incident occurred at 3 World Trade Center.

The man was rushed to Bellevue Hospital.

John Gallagher, a spokesman for Tishman Construction, the construction manager for the project, said the worker remained alert after the accident and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
"An iron worker fell approximately 15 feet from a beam while erecting structural steel at the base of 3 World Trade Center this afternoon," Gallagher said in a statement. "At the time of the fall, he was following all OSHA prescribed safety procedures."

Work at the site continued after the fall, the spokesman said.

The incident comes a little more than a month after another construction worker was injured at that same site after a beam rolled over on him. That worker also suffered non-threatening injuries.


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